This past Sunday, during the worship we were singing a chorus about Jesus touching us (I hadn't heard the song before) and several in the church experienced Jesus' touch.This was followed by Pastor Janiel's compassionate talk centered on Psalms 28.
After the service all the ladies were to stay. The pastors wanted to encourage the ladies to do more evangelizing. - A more concentrated effort of keeping track of the number of invitations and how many respond. Once a month reporting would be done. This is a church-wide program as the youth were encouraged last week and I guess the men will be challenged next week. Pastor Janiel's wife took this opportunity to say that it was time that the ladies started having ladies meetings. In the churches here they are called 'Dorcas'.
Other things are happening too at OMS Haiti. Arriving back from my September vacation (which I enjoyed very much, with lots of resting and some visiting), everything here was moving along well. Seminary and Cowman School have larger enrollments. Cowman School could use some more teachers or assistants. The seminary has an opportunity to send two fourth-year students to Italy to work among French speaking African refugees. They are waiting on more funding but hope to leave after this first semester of seminary classes.
English classes had started. Mine started now too. There are 43 in my class - more than I wanted but... Starfish Kids (kids sponsorship) is off to a good school start. We have new personnel in that department and it is working better. Medical Clinic is almost finished building a physical therapy building. There have been some neat stories on patients getting movement back into limbs. The Dental Clinic has some new equipment that we are waiting for some technicians to come and help install.
Evangelism trainers are starting new groups. The pastors of our churches request prayer as they lead their congregations. Radio 4VEH, along with their regular programming, was very helpful giving updates during the 2 hurricanes that threatened to hurt Haiti. Thankfully, God turned the winds away before much damage was done. We've had a couple of weeks with no visitors but that is changing soon, much to our hospitality team's delight. There has been improvement throughout our our campus and the Office personnel is trying to keep up with everything. Lesly works in the office with me entering data into the computer.